Articles tagged with caribbean

Douglass Fredrick and the Haiti Commission on USS Tennessee in Key West.
Peter James Hudson

Toward the end of his life, Frederick Douglass served briefly as U.S. ambassador to Haiti. The disastrous episode reveals much about the country’s long struggle for Black sovereignty while always under the threat of U.S. empire.

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Sophie Maríñez

The work of Haitian-Dominican poet Jacques Viau Renaud recalls a time when the two sides of the Caribbean island were united by their visions for an equal society.

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Carina del Valle Schorske

M. NourbeSe Philip combs history for the black American experience.

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Michelle Chase

Renewed U.S. relations may worsen inequality for Cuba’s blacks and women.

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Sarah Hill

On vacationing in Vieques

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Colin Dayan

Jonathan Katz has written the book about the Haitian earthquake. How does he contextualize the tragedy in the country's history?

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Colin Dayan

I went back to Haiti on August 15, a year and a half after the earthquake. The place where I had lived on and off since the summer of 1970 was unrecognizable. But the politics were familiar.

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Junot Díaz

There are no natural disasters, only social ones.

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Sidney W. Mintz

In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake, an anthropologist reflects on his fieldwork in Haiti fifty years earlier.